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Poor Oral Hygiene ... The Overlooked Cause of Chronic Disease

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
Poor Oral Hygiene ... The Overlooked Cause of Chronic Disease

How many times a day do you brush your teeth? Floss? Use a tongue scraper? Be honest. Twice a day is ok, but after every meal is even better. Let me throw another question your way: How many times have you been to your primary care doctor and talked about your oral hygiene habits? I bet the answer is never.  ...

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8 Ways to Prevent and Reverse Gum Disease

by : Peak Dev Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
8 Ways to Prevent and Reverse Gum Disease

I've written a couple of blogs about periodontal health, and if you've read them, by now you should have a great understanding by now about what periodontal (gum) disease is, the causes and risk factors, and how it can increase your risk for a heart attack (http://www.n1health.com/corporate/blog/how-gum-disease-can-lead-to-a ...

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Bad Breath? The Real Reason Your Breath Smells

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
Bad Breath? The Real Reason Your Breath Smells

Does my breath smell? It's a question you've probably worried about on more than one occasion, especially before a meeting, special event, or right before you leaned in for a kiss. You worry because you know what a complete turn off it is when you get even the slightest whiff of someone else’s rancid breath. So ...

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Dr. Holthouse's Pearls from the IFM Conference

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016

Each year, the Institute for Functional Medicine hosts a conference focused on a topic. This year, the conference took place in Austin, Texas, and was about genetics. Dr. Holthouse gained some valuable insight he would like to share with current and prospective patients. The transcript to the blog is provided below. Hey  ...

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Why Low Testosterone Isn't Just About Sex

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
Why Low Testosterone Isn't Just About Sex

Hormones aren't something you've probably given much thought to, yet when it comes to your health, every man should be talking testosterone with their doctors. Testosterone is your primary sex hormone and it's essential for building muscles and strong bones, your libido, and of course, your performance in the bedroom.  ...

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The Anti-Breast Cancer Diet

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
The Anti-Breast Cancer Diet

I'm sure you never miss your mammography appointments, right? Okay, I get it. You're busy. But even if you're late getting to the appointments, you're still taking charge of your health. And what about monthly self-breast exams? They're important too, since 40 percent of all breast cancer diagnoses are detected by wo ...

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8 Ways Chemicals Kill Your Testosterone

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
8 Ways Chemicals Kill Your Testosterone

BPA. Formaldehyde. Phthalates. You've probably heard these buzzwords from time to and time. And chances are, you also shrugged them off as something women worry about. But these are chemicals — there are actually about 80,000 of them in total — that we come into contact everyday. Even more alarming is tha ...

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The Surprising Truth About Mammograms and Breast Self-Exams

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
The Surprising Truth About Mammograms and Breast Self-Exams

Mammograms and breast self-exams are one of the best ways to identify breast cancer early on, right? Not quite. Although experts used to recommend women do monthly self-breast exams religiously and have regular mammograms, conventional wisdom has changed a bit and we now know these tests are not all they're cracked u ...

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8 Ways to Prevent Prostate Cancer

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
8 Ways to Prevent Prostate Cancer

Although there is plenty of research and theories as to what causes prostate cancer, it's still not clear if there is one definitive link. It's likely that it has to do with how our hormones change as we get older which is why optimizing them now may prevent a diagnosis down the line. Here, read on for 8 things you c ...

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3 Easy Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
3 Easy Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer

In my previous posts, I talked about what really causes breast cancer (read it here (#)) and why a healthy diet is one of the best ways to prevent it (read it here (#)). If you're already making changes, you're taking a huge step in the right direction to finally take control of your health. Yet diet isn't the only t ...

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